Celebrate the newness of spring with these twists on a classic favorite—peanuts and peanut butter and jelly.

I’ve noticed some unique and modern interpretations of the traditional peanut and peanut butter and jelly flavors recently. Creative cooks are enhancing the popular taste of peanuts and peanut butter in new, fun ways. Read on and surprise your palate with one of these new versions.

Peanuts have been a staple at cocktail parties for generations. But here is a terrific sweet and spicy twist on the usual cocktail nuts. These Chili Roasted Peanuts with Coconut from The Kitchn, combine peanuts, chili paste and coconut. “These are not too spicy — the peanuts are tempered by the sweetness and richness of the coconut,” according to the food e-magazine.

Credit: The Kitchn

If peanut butter is your favorite food and Japanese is your favorite cuisine, now you can have both in the same sitting. Try this simple recipe for peanut butter and jelly sushi for a change of pace.

Give the traditional PB & J sandwich an update with these Peanut Butter and Jelly Wraps.  A triple dose of apple combined with peanut butter and bacon give these sweet-and-savory wraps their intriguing flavor.

Peanut butter mixed with bananas is a popular combination, but have you ever thought of adding in a Mexican flair? These Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas can be eaten as an afternoon snack as is, or dipped in a fresh fruit salsa.

These are just a few of my favorites. Have you found a way to take peanuts and peanut butter to a new level? If so, we’d love to hear how.